American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Pausanias fl. second century A.D. Greek geographer and historian who wrote Periegesis of Greece, a valuable source on the topography and history of ancient Greece.
“And when Pausanias came to him and told him he did these things by the common vote and termination of the Greeks, Amompharetus taking up a great stone and flinging it at Pausanias feet, and by this token, said he, do I give my suffrage for the battle, nor have I any concern with the cowardly consultations and decrees of other men.”
“Because the Persians cut off and impaled the head of Leonidas at Thermopylae, Pausanias is urged by a fellow Spartan to do likewise to the body of Mardonius, the Persian general.”
“* Chrysoun is the word Pausanias uses, of the cup in the hand of”
“In the meantime the Lacedaemonians recalled Pausanias for an investigation of the reports which had reached them.”
“With these terms Pausanias was forced to comply; and after duly interring the bodies of Lysander and his fallen comrades, the Lacedaemonians dejectedly pursued their homeward march.”
“Let them recall Pausanias, they cannot recall his glory.”
“Recall Pausanias first," said Periclides, "and we shall then hear the truth, and decide what is best to be done.”
“He wrote one play, published by Mr. South - ern, called Pausanias, the Betrayer «/his Country.”
“He is the person, I believe, who wrote a play called 'Pausanias' (1696).”
“He grew more and more excited as I went on, and producing a Greek book, "Pausanias," he showed me that the sacrifice of wild beasts was practised sixteen hundred years ago in honour of Artemis Elaphria.”
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